Following the continued success of the Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities programme, we are delighted to announce dates for the next cohort.

This innovative programme explores how leaders can grow and nurture capacity in local communities to improve health and wellbeing and ensure better outcomes for people living with long-term conditions, disabled and older people.  

The programme is aimed at senior leaders and clinicians across health, social care and beyond who want to be part of a movement for change.  Participants will be encouraged to think radically about the role of ‘social capital’ in health and social care and the role of public service leadership in shaping the communities that citizens need and want.

The programme involves a series of one-day workshops, action learning sets, one-to-one leadership coaching sessions, a Myers-Briggs (MBTI) analysis of personality style and a specialist 360 degree feedback diagnostic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about best practice as well as developing the leadership skills required to embed co-production into organisations and enable strong and empowered communities to grow and flourish. 

The programme, which kicks off in April 2016, is a joint venture between Thames Valley and Wessex NHS Leadership Academy, Skills for Care, Think Local Act Personal, ADASS and the Local Government Association. 

The New Economics Foundation’s evaluation of the programme found, “The leadership course was regarded in positive terms unanimously by those that attended. It was described as “excellent”, “inspirational” and perhaps most crucially, has already led to new leadership behaviours in those attending.” It also found the fact that, “…most of those who attended the course had already begun to transform their role or services is evidence of the extent to which the course inspired.”

The dates are:

11th April 2016

19th May 2016
6th and 7th July 2016 (residential)
30th September 2016
24th Novermber 2016

Plus webinars.  To find out more see attached brochure / or click HERE

To register your interest please email:  Karina Croyston at